Week 9 Heisman Rankings

2021 Final Heisman Rankings
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The best weekend of the season certainly lived up to its hype. Specifically, on the Heisman front, we saw Justin Fields and Zach Wilson continue their hot play. Additionally, we saw Kyle Trask re-enter the discussion with his monster game against Georgia. But, perhaps the biggest question is if another missed game from Trevor Lawrence is enough to move him off the top line. Let’s take a look as we unveil our week 9 2020 Heisman rankings.

As big as last week was for the Heisman contenders, this week will, unfortunately, be underwhelming. Between Covid suspensions and cancellations only one of our top five will be in action this week. But, as we’ve come accustomed to in 2020 this season is a marathon and not a sprint. Having said that, let’s look at the extended leader board in our week 9 2020 Heisman rankings.

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Note: Ties were broken alphabetically by player’s last name

Ranking Player Position Team Points
1 Justin Fields QB 75
2 Mac Jones QB 70
3 Trevor Lawrence QB 49
4 Kyle Trask QB 43
5 Zach Wilson QB 26
6 Najee Harris RB 5
7 Grayson McCall QB 1
8 Javonte Williams RB 1

Top Five Candidates

1. Justin Fields

QB | Ohio State                                                                                                                                                Next Game: 11/21 vs Indiana

Fields has gotten off to an absolutely torrid start to the season. He has 13 total touchdowns and 11 incompletions in the first three games of the season. And, that has moved him into the lead in this week’s Heisman rankings. But, like many of this week’s participants, the Buckeyes game against Maryland has been canceled. Ohio State will return home on November 21st against one of the surprising leaders of the Big Ten against Indiana.

2020 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
908 11 0 86.7 222.4
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
57 2 2.1

2. Mac Jones

QB | Alabama                                                                                                                                                 Next Game: 11/21 vs Kentucky

Not much has changed for Jones with the Tide having a bye week last week. However, Jones will have another week to wait as their rivalry game has been postponed this week against LSU. Even though he will have missed two consecutive weeks, he holds strong at the number two spot. The Tide will host Kentucky on November 21st as one of the best defenses in the conference.

2020 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
2,196 16 2 78.5 210.3
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
-9 1

3. Trevor Lawrence

QB | Clemson                                                                                                                                                     Next Game: 11/21 at Florida State

Lawrence was diagnosed with Covid and missed his second game in a row against Notre Dame. The Tigers lost their first regular-season game in nearly three years. However, D.J. Uiagalelei continued to perform well with 439 yards passing and three total touchdowns. So, the question remains as to whether Lawrence’s value has been diminished. Clemson is off this week and they will travel to Florida State on November 21st. Lawrence will find himself trying to fight back to the top spot against the Seminoles.

2020 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
1,833 17 2 70.7 178.6
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
71 4 2.4

4. Kyle Trask

QB | Florida                                                                                                                                                     Next Game: 11/14 vs Arkansas

Trask got the Gators back into the SEC championship and College Football Playoff discussion while inserting himself back into the Heisman race. The Gators finally beat Georgia in dominating fashion behind Trask’s 474 yards and four touchdowns through the air. Trask is one of the few candidates that will be in action this week as the Gators host Arkansas. This game should create some intrigue due to Feleipe Franks playing against his old team.

2020 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
1,815 22 3 68.7 189.0
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
70 0 3.2

5. Zach Wilson

QB | BYU                                                                                                                                                Next Game: 11/21 vs North Alabama

Wilson and BYU passed their toughest test of the season on Friday night against Boise State. The Cougars won the game 51-17 and Wilson threw for 360 yards and three touchdown passes through the air and an additional score on the ground. The fact that he played as well as he did and he still dropped a spot is telling for Wilson. Barring a huge meltdown from the other candidates it will be a tough road ahead for the Cougar signal-caller.

2020 SEASON
PASSING
YDS TD INT CMP% RATING
2,512 22 2 75.1 201.6
RUSHING
YDS TD YPC
158 8 3.2